Vaison-la-Romaine is full of life and enhances its heritage with an incredibly busy cultural life. There are festivals which put a sparkle into the town all the year round, and the programmes of events always offer a high artistic standard.
Every summer the ancient theatre throws its generous curves open to the "Vaison Danses (Vaison Dances) festival". The festival mainly specialises in dance and movement, primal forms of expression which bring all the other art forms together, offering a diverse vision of contemporary creativity.
It plays host to the very best choreographers and dancers : Maurice Béjart, Sylvie Guillem, Carolyn Carlson, Jiri Kilian, Blanca Li, Angelin Preljocaj, Philippe Decouflé, John Neumeier, Nacho Duato, Ohad Naharin, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Marie-Claude Pietragalla, etc.
This is the place to come for a whole range of forms of dance, mixing a whole spectrum of sources and styles, from contemporary dance to hip-hop, from flamenco to African or Latin-American dance, from the purest forms to the most culturally cross-fertilised.
Choral singing, music, theatre, comic books, songs, fine arts, etc. - the arts really find their voice in Vaison-la-Romaine.
There are different festivals for each of the seasons, all the year round.